The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety Ltd (CWES) offers free Money Clinics for women, non-binary and gender diverse people concerned about their finances in the context of domestic and family violence.
Money Clinics provide independent financial safety planning and information in a one-on-one session with a qualified, female, financial specialist who is violence- and trauma-informed. They can answer questions, listen to your concerns, or work through:
- Credit scores and reports (whether a partner or family member has put debts in your name)
- Safely opening a new bank account
- Loans and mortgages
- Superannuation or insurance
- A budget or statement of financial position
- Impact of lump sums (eg. Victims Compensation)
- Financial considerations when leaving an abusive partner
- Financial disclosure in preparation for Family Law Property Settlement
For women unsure about their financial position because of a relationship, Money Clinics offer a free Financial Safety Check.
Money Clinics also facilitate small group sessions for women over morning tea or lunch, about:
- Money and relationships
- Credit reports
- Navigating financial stress
Money Clinics have no income, asset or geographic eligibility criteria, no visa requirements, nor minimum or maximum number of sessions.
All sessions are FREE.
The online Money Clinic is available to women anywhere in Australia with access to the internet. Self-referrals are welcome.
Mobile Money Clinics are offered in locations around Sydney, the Illawarra, and Melbourne via referrals from other services.
Make an appointment for our Money Clinics
If you have a question, or you would like to offer Money Clinics to people accessing your service, please get in touch with us by email or free call 1800 730 031.
Translating and Interpreting Service
We are working to improve equity of access to our service.
Non-English speakers can arrange to access the Money Clinics using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) for free.
To arrange an interpreter you can:
- Have someone call Money Clinics on your behalf on 1800 730 031 and ask for an interpreter. We will make the arrangements (this could take several days)
- Call TIS on 131 450 and ask them to contact Money Clinics on 1800 730 031.
If you’re worried you might be experiencing economic abuse, or you’re concerned about someone else, please explore the CWES Financial Safety site for information and services that may be able to help.